Flowers. Photo: Malcolm Storey, England

Flowers. Photo: Malcolm Storey, England

Plant. Photo: Zoya Akulova, Nevada, USA

Line drawing in Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 30

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Introduced annual forb, prostrate or ascending.  Leaves in clusters, in opposite pairs, the bases of each pair of leaves joined and encircling the stem. Leaves 1-4cm long, linear, hairless.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), green, with 5 'petals' united for about half their length, in clusters at the bases of the leaves or at the ends of the stems. 

Short description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 304

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